Carroll All-county

December 14, 2005


Player of the Year

Paul Schuit

Winters Mill

The senior led Carroll County in scoring with 13 goals and eight assists, but it was his versatility that made him the county's best player this season. Schuit was consistently able to read and control the midfield, then accurately feed teammates up top. On the front line, he used his stellar speed and uncanny ability to keep possession of the ball in traffic to repeatedly set up scoring chances, then routinely finished them off with either his hard shot or a header. He helped his team finish 4-1-1 in the county and 8-3-3 overall. Schuit is looking at several colleges, including Campbell, Towson and Mount St. Mary's.

Coach of the Year

Ed DeVincent


In his 10th season, DeVincent led Liberty to a 15-0-3 record, including 5-0-1 in Carroll County, and a 1-0 win over Hammond in the Class 2A state title game. The victory gave the program its first state championship, after four losses in the semifinals. The result seemed improbable early in the season. Liberty first had to face the daunting task of replacing eight graduated starters, and then had to deal with injuries to several of its key players, including Taylor VanBrackle, Graham Rigby, Dan Crutchfield and A.J. Cherenzia.

First team

Name School Class Position

Ed Dawson South Carroll Senior Forward

Drew Seeley F.S. Key Junior Forward

Taylor VanBrackle Liberty Senior Forward

Jesse Ayers North Carroll Senior Midfield

A.J. Cherenzia Liberty Senior Midfield

Eric Chrencik Westminster Junior Midfield

Paul Schuit Winters Mill Senior Midfield

Cory Chapman Century Junior Defense

Kevin Kohri Century Senior Defense

Josh Schwarzmann Century Senior Defense

Paul Seegren Liberty Senior Defense

Matt Schultz Winters Mill Senior Goalie

Second team

Name School Class Position

Andrew Hamilton North Carroll Junior Forward

Billy Lee Liberty Senior Forward

Graham Rigby Liberty Senior Forward

Matt Ward Carroll Christian Senior Forward

Brett Baker South Carroll Senior Midfield

Josh Meyer Century Junior Midfield

Dustin Schulman North Carroll Senior Midfield

Cormac Abate F.S. Key Senior Defense

Justin Carver North Carroll Junior Defense

Kevin Kimm South Carroll Junior Defense

Nathan Morrell Winters Mill Senior Defense

Robert Hollasch Liberty Senior Goalie

Note: Teams selected by Rich Scherr after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.


Player of the Year

Katie Hertsch

Winters Mill

It's no accident that Hertsch always seemed to be in the right place at the right time this season. Making the most of her athleticism and vast knowledge of the sport, the midfielder left her mark as the county's top all-around player by consistently taking over games. Her scoring statistics -- eight goals and eight assists -- only scratch the surface of what the senior accomplished. Three of her goals were game-winners, with two occurring in overtime. Perhaps even more than her scoring, she took pride in setting up teammates, making those around her better. She will play lacrosse at Ohio University.

Coach of the Year

Rick Harmer


Harmer, in his second year coaching the varsity team after leading the junior varsity for four years, saw the Lions make remarkable strides this season. Following last year's 8-8 campaign, Liberty improved to 11-4-1, coming agonizingly close to knocking off eventual state finalist Middletown in the Class 2A West playoffs. Harmer, 58, knew his players well, having coached 13 of them at both the JV and varsity levels. Over the summer, players took their coach's advice to develop their leadership skills, and the lessons learned translated to a more confident and cohesive unit on the field.

First team

Name School Class Position

Brittany Baer Westminster Senior Forward

Brittany Eger Century, Senior Forward

Kristen Harris South Carroll Junior Forward

Annie Lebherz Liberty Senior Forward

Raeanna Simmons South Carroll Junior Forward

Jessica Aaron South Carroll Senior Midfield

Allie Drechsler Winters Mill Senior Midfield

Katie Hertsch Winters Mill Senior Midfield

Megan Mills Century Senior Midfield

Carlyn Bonny Liberty Junior Defense

Ashley Bruce Liberty Senior Defense

Leanne Hollinger Winters Mill Senior Goalie

Second team

Name School Class Position

Alex Held Westminster Junior Forward

Brittany Poist North Carroll Junior Forward

Cheyenne Skidmore Liberty Fresh. Forward

Amanda Bradley Century Senior Midfield

Jessi Dennis Liberty Soph. Midfield

Katie Schwarzmann Century Fresh. Midfield

Megan Warzinski North Carroll Junior Midfield

Jordan Neville Winters Mill Soph. Defense

Jen Peters Winters Mill Soph. Defense

Missy Rankin Winters Mill Soph. Defense

Chloe Nichols Century Senior Goalie

Erin Will Westminster Senior Goalie

Note: Teams selected by Rich Scherr after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.

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